Blueberry French Toast- make it the night before

by LisaB on December 31, 2010

Aviva Goldfarb at PBS Kitchen Explorers has a great blueberry French toast recipe that you can prepare the night before.

Overnight Baked Blueberry French Toast

Prep (20 minutes) + Cook (1 hour) + overnight refrigeration

1 small loaf day old challah or French bread
3 eggs
3 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 ¼ cups milk, any variety
½ cup flour
6 Tbsp. brown sugar
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ cup butter or margarine
2 cups frozen or fresh blueberries

Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cut the bread into 1-inch thick slices and lay the slices in the baking dish to cover the bottom.

In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar and vanilla. Stir in the milk and mix well. Pour the mixture over the bread in the baking dish, turning the slices to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight

In a small bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cut in the butter with two forks or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Cover and refrigerate.

In the morning, heat the oven to 375 degrees. Turn the bread slices over in the baking dish, scatter the blueberries over the bread, and sprinkle it with the reserved crumb mixture. Bake it for 50 minutes to 1 hour until it is golden brown. Allow it to cool for 10 minutes, and cut it into squares to serve.

I am planning to make this for my family for a  New Year’s Day breakfast!

Thanks, Aviva

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